Lynn House, who led the Mississippi Department of Education for more than a year as interim superintendent, is leaving the department.
When the Columbus Municipal School District begins the search for a permanent superintendent, board members will have to come together, according to an official with the Mississippi School Board Association.
Dr. Mike Waldrop, director of the MSBA, spoke to board members Monday night during their monthly meeting.
The Columbus Municipal School District named Edna McGill interim superintendent, effective Friday, but not without some heated debate that introduced the subject of race.
McGill had acted as the district’s temporary interim superintendent since June, when former superintendent Martha Liddell was removed from the post after it was revealed that she used district funds to pay for a private party and had continued to do consulting work in violation of her contract.
The Columbus Municipal School District has a new Chief Financial Officer, but there’s still no resolution to who will serve as superintendent beyond October.
Temporary interim superintendent Edna McGill will continue leading the city school system through the end of next month, despite not receiving a pay raise she asked for. Confusion and tension reigned at a special meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board Thursday morning.
Columbus Interim Superintendent Edna McGill’s contract has been extended. However, the school board is not yet releasing the terms of her contract.
Less than a day after the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees made the decision to fire superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell, the board met again Tuesday to officially begin the process of finding an interim superintendent. The board also set in motion a search for a new chief financial officer to replace Kenneth Hughes, who was fired by Liddell on May 3.